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can i race with my mtn singlespeed?(5 posts)

can i race with my mtn singlespeed?arloco
Sep 26, 2002 8:03 PM
i am flat broke. student and just blew my cash on my new road bike. i want to race cross this season. can i race on my mountain single speed? what gear ratio would i want to ride? i don't care about winning- just having fun...
yes you canclimbo
Sep 27, 2002 4:27 AM
it's all about fun, so do it. Depending on the course I would run a little bigger than 2:1. My old cross bike was a SS and I ran a 38:17 usually. Don't forget to take bar ends off if you have them on.
re: can i race with my mtn singlespeed?pauly
Sep 27, 2002 4:58 AM
You probably won't win. But you WILL have fun, and you WILL be a crowd favorite.

Heard at a race last year: (1st lap) "Hey look at that freak on a single speed!" (2nd lap) "Woohooo. Go Freak, Go." (3rd lap -- a crowd of 9 or 10 chanting) "FREAK! FREAK! FREAK!..."

I keep telling myself I'm going to try it one race this year. But, man, CX is hard enough already.
re: can i race with my mtn singlespeed?atpjunkie
Sep 27, 2002 12:57 PM
good luck and like the previos post, NO BAR ENDS
and you CAN win with a SSclimbo
Sep 27, 2002 5:56 PM
don't stop trying, it has been done before !! Go get 'em.